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Bob Bolton Folklore: How to speak in an Australian accent? (51* d) RE: Folklore: How to speak in an Australian accent? 28 Jun 11


G'day Gerry,
"... shouldn't that be "Americanization"? ..."

Not in Australian! The pernicious American "zee" in such endings has become almost worldwide ... so much so that that it is now the internationally accepted spelling ... except in Australia / Australian English! Certainly, all my editions (1 to 5!) of the Oxford Concise Australian Dictionary give only "Americanise"!

The only Australian body with which it is firmly entrenched is the Australian Standards people ... who, inevitably, dream of a world where everyone speaks one universal / indistinguishable language. As an editor in technical publications, I can assure you the rest of the country tends to spell in Australian English ... however it ends up sounding!

Regard(les)s,

Bob


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